Recently, a 5v5 Tournament was held and hosted by Oliver, a community member and former SharkBrew staff member. This tournament had a cash payout of 450M (200M from the host and 250M from SharkBrew) and was canceled by the host halfway through for reasons that aren't entirely clear, speculating that it was related to a mute sustained for inappropriate conduct in our Discord. Because of this, they have refused to contribute their portion of the payout that was agreed upon by both the host (Oliver) and the staff at SharkBrew.
This type of behavior is a blatant waste of time for our community members that participated directly in the event, and a waste of time on behalf of the staff members here that work to organize events for the community. It creates uncertainty as to how an event is completed and whether or not it's worth your time (and ours) to continue the brackets or dissolve them, which can leave people feeling disappointed or even outright scammed. Because of this, SharkBrew will be picking up some extra slack and offer the entire 450M prize pool directly to make up for the unprofessional behavior of the event host.
I would also like to give a personal shoutout to @lawi, a fellow community member and volunteer who stepped in to finish the event on behalf of the participants. Without his help the event likely would have been canceled, so please thank him for his efforts.
A sincerest apology to all of our participants. Rest assured that this individual will not be permitted to host events on our platform(s) again in the future.
Fatality - 200M
Synergy - 150M
DM @Kimfor your winnings.